In the fall of 2012 I was at the eye doctor’s office getting an annual exam.
I love my ophthalmologist, Dr. C. If you’re like me, going to ANY doctor is an uncomfortable situation, but Dr. C always calms my fears (of my eyes being poked out) with his gentle touch.
But what I love most about Dr. C is his demeanor. As a physician, he is very careful and calm in his actions, which to me is especially important when it comes to an eye exam. And what I appreciate most about him, is his straightforward and honest, yet kind and sincere approach to discussing eye health with his patients. He has truly mastered the art of balancing being thorough, direct, and positive. Continue reading
This adventure was made possible through a partnership with Mitsubishi, who provided me with a vehicle to test drive in December. You can follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #DriveMitsubishi and #MitsubishiOutlanderGT!
Hello there beautiful!
Meet the gorgeous Mitsubishi Outlander GT 3.0 AWC! Continue reading
It’s no secret that I love to bake.
Especially around the holidays!
Baking dozens upon dozens of Christmas cookies for family and friends was a tradition my mom and I started way back in once upon a time time when I was a child. Her friend Mary Kelly would join us and we would literally bake all-night-long.
My mom loved the holidays, and I’ve carried on that enthusiasm in her absence by continuing these fun traditions that we started long ago. Continue reading
Last summer my supervisor added an assignment to my scope of work, supporting new teacher mentors in 13 rural districts in Northwestern Tennessee. The work would take place at the University of Tennessee’s satellite campus in a small town called Martin, TN.
I had been to Tennessee dozens of times- Nashville, Memphis, The Smoky Mountains- but Martin? Where in the world was that? Continue reading
Lately I’ve been hearing similar messages from friends, family, internet acquaintances, and even random passerbys:
I’m ready for the next two months to be over with.
I just need to get through the holidays.
I’m just going to grin and bear it for my kids’ sake. Continue reading
Since I started living a low carb, no sugar, high healthy fat (ketogenic) diet back in August, I have had the holidays on my mind.
I. Love. Holiday. Foods. Continue reading
2191 days since we met, and every day is better than the last…
Happy first date anniversary, husband! This life together is just everything. Continue reading
I can’t recall the first time I had ribs.
But I remember NOT liking them.
I’m not much of a “eating meat off the bone” kind of lady, so gnawing on chicken wings, T-bone steaks, and ribs just isn’t my thing.
But then, I decided to play around with making a version at home and that’s when these delicious, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs came into my life.
And I was forever changed. Continue reading
Out of all the searches that drive readers to my blog, the top search phrase has always been “healthy cooking for beginners” (click here for my healthy cooking 101 post!).
I get a LOT of questions about how to meal plan, how to shop and how to cook. I’ve had people tell me that their eating habits are horrible because they “can’t cook”, and resort to pre-packaged foods, fast food and dining out. I’ve heard this on the blog, social media and even in person.
Well, I’m here to tell you that healthy cooking is EASY. No seriously, I promise! It all comes down to confidence, planning, effort, and resilience! Continue reading